Hacking contactless credit cards made easy
US security researchers have demonstrated how easy it might be for crooks to read sensitive personal information from RFID-based credit and debit cards.
Tom Heydt-Benjamin and Kevin Fu, a University of Massachusetts professor from the RFID Consortium for Security and Privacy (RFID-CUSP), have shown how crooks might be able to skim sensitive information from cards - including card number, expiration and issue dates, and a cardholder's name - without actually physically stealing the latest generation of credit cards.
At The Register.
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